Bluescape Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives

Bluescape

Virtual workspace that facilitates team collaboration

4.43/5 (28 reviews)

Bluescape overview

What is Bluescape?

Bluescape is a collaboration software designed to help remote teams share digital assets with internal stakeholders, partners, and vendors. Businesses in the media and entertainment industries can use the platform to gain real-time visibility into tasks, schedules, budget, and ancillary data, facilitating administrative communication across teams.

Key features of Bluescape include document management, real-time editing, project management, and brainstorming. The centralized platform allows users to gather, organize, store, and access various types of content, including product blueprints, videos, image files, comments, text documents, and more. Its cross-device functionality enables users to view and access information across multiple devices, including tablets, desktops, and large-format screens.

Bluescape lets sales professionals use visual data to identify upsell and cross-selling opportunities, share information with clients, collect feedback, and improve business performance. Multiple teams can create, ideate, and share campaigns, coordinate campaign execution, gather program reviews, present visual storyboards, and streamline version control by viewing and editing all content within a single platform.

Hosted on both private cloud and on-premise, Bluescape offers an API that facilitates integration with existing workflow applications and third-party systems, such as Slack, Zoom, Webex, Adobe Illustrator, Intel Unite, Workfront, and more to optimize product development, campaigns, and programs.
www.bluescape.com

Pricing

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Devices

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Markets

United States

Supported languages

English
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Bluescape user reviews

Value for money
Features
Ease of use
Customer support
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Anonymous

Best Collaborative Tool Ever

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2020-10-05
Review Source: Capterra

Most of my team was initially afraid of Bluescape but now that we've been using it for awhile we are finding more and more uses for it. What started as a presentation tool has become part of our fabric as a company.

Pros
I love that Bluescape keeps my team on track - since we use it for our ongoing meetings and training our new employees have access to several years of collective knowledge in an organized, intuitive workspace.

Cons
Having multiple users dropping in content often means documents are scaled inconcistently. Through training of our users we have gotten better about this.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Elaine Alderette

Impressions of an new user

Used daily for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2020-09-30
Review Source: Capterra

I am still discovering all there is to explore in this program but so far, I find Bluescape to be a valuable tool. I have been leaning on Bluescape to provide organizations and collaboration, but it can provide a sense of community to my classroom as well.

Pros
I love the navigational canvas tool. I makes it so much easier to pinpoint items in the space. I would love to see this feature expanded into a folder/group format (similar to psd layers). This way I could group several canvases associated with a singular space. I also love the grid tool. I allows me to present large documents (pdf) in a visual storyboard format in addition to traditional paged document. As a design instructor, I can spread out my lectures to appeal to visual learners. I would love Bluescape to save me a step and be able to break it out into separate pages for me. I am excited about the integration with zoom and adobe suite but have yet to try them out.

Cons
I dislike the limitations in the creative tool such as color, shapes, fonts, pen strokes. I find this very limiting. I need more options to work effectively. I'm hoping that these features are built out quickly, for such a robust program the tools are very basic. I also am not fond of the black space. In certain situations, I'd prefer the option of selecting a white space.

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Likelihood to recommend: 7/10

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Evgeni Tomov

A lot of potential, still missing important features and still too buggy.

Used daily for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2020-10-09
Review Source: Capterra

A lot of potential, still lacking some very useful features and still has sometines unpredictable (buggy) behavior. Will contiue using it hoping that gradually it will improve. Already a big convenience compared to Zoom only meetings & classes.

Pros
* The potential ability to collaborate and keep all the elements in a visually clear virtual workspace: my line of work & teaching is heavily visual and having instant access to all the images in an organized and easy to scroll through environment is very useful.

Cons
* Inability to 'annotate' (draw over) in 'PRESENT' mode. This creates a huge inconvenience for my classes and I have ti revert to using Zoom & share screen for this part. * The students can't vew the content of PDF documents with 'vewer' only priviledges: they can see only the front page of the document but can not flip through the pages. This goes for Keynote and Power Point as well. Some of the lectures are proprieatary and while I need the students to be able to access them at their own time& convenience for reference, I have to give them 'viewer' status only so they don't download or alter them (a possibility if I invite them as 'editors'). A 'viewer' should be able to view a document or a presentation, not just the front page. * Still buggy: for example, switching 'leaders' during a meeting does not always work. Even if the participan's list on the left shows the leader we switched to, students still see the screen of the previous leader even if the 'eye' is off. This happens accasionally but not always. * Aside from 'undo', having a 'redo' option would be very convenient. * Some students get kicked out of the workspace and can't login: they receive messages that their passwords are incorrect. This can not be the real problem in most of the cases as they use their college credentials and passwords which work just fine on the college servers. The emails from Bluescape with the password reset links or code never arrive (not in the SPAM folder either).

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Likelihood to recommend: 5/10

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Tim Syfert

Absolutely Indispensable

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2020-10-01
Review Source: Capterra

When we first went remote, it only took 2 days to get my in person teams into a virtual collaborative environment. I was blown away with the ease and speed of the transition. I used the tool sparingly before and now I use it daily!

Pros
I love how my student teams can collaborate and develop their products/services and then their business plans to launch. The tool allows them to collaborate easily and at the same time see what other students are doing.

Cons
Students are initially cautious about any new tool. But, in no time they are working within their assigned team canvases.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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David Lee

Bluescape – Digital Pin Up Board (Highly Recommended)

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2020-10-07
Review Source: Capterra

Think I pretty much summed it up. Overall...if you don't have Bluescape, you're missing out. Productivity levels will definitely increase. You'll look like a wizard when you master the features. And the tools/features are simple to understand.

Pros
Bluescape is easy and the features are very intuitive. Once you understand the capabilities, the digital pin up board becomes a think tank of ideas, inspiration, a way to show process and a quick way to present in a creative platform. The best part is seeing the "road map" you've created that leads you through (just have to make sure you be organized and systematic about your placement). You can easily access on your phone, tablet and computer. Bluescape offers a touch screen tv that enhances the user experience to another level of productivity. PDF files can be expanded full screen for professional way to present, comments can be written directly and provides access to allowable users. The tool is instrumental to anyone. The blank palette allows for an endless possibility of creation.

Cons
What I least like about the software is that I didn't discover it sooner. Would've made my job more effective in the past. As Bluescape has added features, my experience has evolved to more complex use cases that can only come with the time you put in. Can't wait to see what Bluescape has in store for the future.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Bluescape pricing

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Bluescape features

API
Activity Dashboard
Collaboration Tools
Collaborative Workspace
Commenting
Document Management
Document Storage
Third Party Integration

Access Control (250 other apps)
Activity Tracking (151 other apps)
Automatic Notifications (196 other apps)
Chat (169 other apps)
Customizable Branding (185 other apps)
Data Import/Export (149 other apps)
Drag & Drop Interface (188 other apps)
File Management (162 other apps)
Permission Management (216 other apps)
Reporting & Statistics (159 other apps)
Search Functionality (289 other apps)
Workflow Management (160 other apps)

Security and privacy

Encryption

Encryption of sensitive data at rest
HTTPS for all pages

Access control

Multi-factor authentication options
This will ask you to sign in with LinkedIn

Videos and tutorials

Additional information for Bluescape

Key features of Bluescape

  • Brainstorming
  • Project Development
  • Document Management
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Project Management
  • Cooperative Writing
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Benefits

-Bring all of your work into one place for better team, vendor, and client collaboration.
-Drag and drop all of your applications into one space, including Box, Workfront, Adobe illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe XD, Dropbox, Google Drive, Google images, Onedrive, Youtube, Intel Unite, Webex, Zoom, Microsoft office, and more.
-Keep a record of everything that’s happened on a project—meetings, comments, decisions made, iterations and more—all in one place for easy reference and real-time situational intelligence.
-Enable efficient decision making in real time. When you need teams—across the globe or across the hall— to act based on the latest information, Bluescape’s persistent workspaces mean you’ll always have what you need.
-Streamline reviews and approvals. When you’re all working in one virtual space together, there’s no need to “pass back and forth.” Sharing, commenting, discussions, and decisions happen faster and more organically.